We utilize this bi-annual workshop to bring the cutting edge of agricultural monitoring from the research community to the operational user community.
Agricultural monitoring using Earth observations (EO) has advanced rapidly in recent years, with scientific and computational developments leading to operational implementation of activities and improvements in monitoring and forecasting at national to global scales. Federal agencies in Canada and the US have collaborated on a number of these activities to work toward solutions to common scientific and operational monitoring goals. Internationally, the GEOGLAM program has similarly focused on advancing the use of EO for operational agricultural monitoring.
The purpose of this bi-annual meeting is to identify gaps and challenges for the operational user community, to share recent results from the research community relevant to operational agricultural monitoring using EO, to identify priority areas for operational R&D activities as well as those approaching readiness levels suitable for transition to operational application, and to discuss plans for future collaboration towards a strong US-Canada agricultural monitoring collaboration.
The first Emerging Technologies and Methods in Earth Observation for Agricultural Monitoring meeting, held 15-17 February 2018 , was sponsored by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), NASA Harvest, and North American Tripartite Committee on Agricultural Statistics (NATCAS). The event was held at the National Agriculture Library and was hosted by the USDA Agriculture Research Service (ARS). Read the Emerging Technologies and Methods in Earth Observation for Agricultural Monitoring Workshop Report (PDF).